Immunisations

The South West Vaccination and Screening Team (VaST) are responsible for commissioning the national vaccination and immunisation services to achieve the standards set out under the section 7A agreement.

Following the recent Secretary of State reform announcement on ambitions for a new approach to vaccination, NHS England are developing an integrated vaccination and immunisation strategy that builds on the learning from COVID-19 and the foundations of other immunisation programmes.  Working in partnership with all providers, local authorities, voluntary and community sector leaders and communities themselves, NHS England have designed a future model that will maximise uptake, reduce unwarranted variation and help people protect themselves and their families.

Immunisation Clinical Advice & Response Service (ICARS)

The aim of the South West Immunisation Clinical Advice Response Service (ICARS) is to provide public health guidance to clinicians administering all vaccines commissioned under Section 7a or Covid-19 programmes, and to respond to clinical incidents as they arise in these programmes.  Please contact ICARS by email at england.swicars@nhs.net.  More information can be found here.

Immunisation programmes

Childhood Immunisation Programmes

Childhood Immunisation Best practice guide (content to follow)

Hexavalent (6-in-1)

Hepatitis B

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Men B

MMR

Urgent Measles Testing: Oral Fluid Kit testing instructions

PCV, Hib & Men C

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Rotavirus

 Useful Information

Adult Vaccination Programmes

NHS England Adult immunisations toolkit

HPV MSM

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Pertussis in Pregnant Women

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PPV

Shingles

School Aged Vaccination Programmes

HPV

Meningococcal ACWY & Td/IPV                                                                                                

Relevant Chapters from the Greenbook for the adolescent immunisations programme

Relevant chapter from the Greenbook for the school-based influenza programme

SAI Pathways

Vaccine Guidance

Ardens Guidance

CHIS IIUT (Improving Immunisation Uptake Team)

CQRS (Calculating Quality Reporting Service)

GP Contract

QOF

Business Rules Guidance

Cold chain guidance

Promotional Resources

Data Sources

Outbreak Management Guidance

If you require further advice, please use the contact details below.

UKHSA South West Centre Health Protection Team

2 Rivergate

Temple Quay
Bristol
BS1 6EH

swhpt@ukhsa.gov.uk

Phone: 0300 303 8162 option 1 then option 2

Out of hours for health professionals only: please phone 0300 303 8162 option 2

UKHSA South West Centre Health Protection Team

Follaton House

Plymouth Road
Totnes
TQ9 5NE

swhpt@ukhsa.gov.uk

Phone: 0300 303 8162 option 1 then option 1

Out of hours for health professionals only: 0300 303 8162 (option 1)